At UCSF our working definition of an underrepresented minority (URM) is someone whose racial or ethnic makeup is from one of the following:

  • African American / Black
  • Asian: Filipino, Hmong*, or Vietnamese only
  • Hispanic / Latinx
  • Native American / Alaskan Native
  • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander
  • Two or more races, when one or more are from the preceding racial and ethnic categories in this list

* Hmong is not an explicit option on the UC employment forms at this time.